Volcanic Ash Analysis and Detection Technology

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: FA8650-12-M-2222
Agency Tracking Number: F112-184-1029
Amount: $146,535.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2012
Solicitation Year: 2011
Solicitation Topic Code: AF112-184
Solicitation Number: 2011.2
Small Business Information
Polartronix
POB 81264, Fairbanks, AK, -
DUNS: 969658363
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Kevin Abnett
 Engineer
 (907) 479-0370
 kcabnett@gmail.com
Business Contact
 Kevin Abnett
Title: Owner
Phone: (907) 479-0370
Email: kcabnett@gmail.com
Research Institution
 Stub
Abstract
ABSTRACT: This proposal is to design an instrument that will detect and quantify volcanic ash hazards. A proof of concept model of the instrument will be constructed and tested. This instrument will measure overall density, particle size distribution and elemental composition. While the instrument in Phase 1 will not be certified to fly on a UAV, design elements will be incorporated for the goal of UAV integration in Phase 2. BENEFIT: This will benefit safety of air travel near volcanic hazards. Allow for reduced engine maintenance, and provide improvements to satellite based monitoring systems.

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